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Church Briefs

Posted: Friday, January 09, 2004

Winter Bible study scheduled

The Women's Ministry of Kenai Christian Church will study "Beloved Disciple" Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Child care is available, however, children must be preregistered.

For more information, call 283-4559.

Missionary pastor to speak

Pastor Joe Purcell will speak at the Peninsula Christian Center on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services will continue Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Purcell and his family have been establishing churches in Siberia for the past 10 years. They established the first evangelical service in the Chukotka region in 1992.

Recently, Joe Purcell traveled to Tibet to help set up churches there. From their base church in Khabarovsk, the family has been going into northern China.

The Peninsula Christian Center is behind The Salvation Army store in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-7416 or e-mail pencc@alaska.net.

Week-long conference planned

The Kalifonsky Christian Center will conduct a "Blow the Trumpet of Fire" conference Sunday through Jan. 18. Services are at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The center, at Mile 17 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, invites all to the conference, which will feature numerous speakers from around the United States and the United Kingdom including Jeff Burke from Atlanta, Judith Green from Anchorage, Tim Pounds from North Carolina, Victor and Liz Owens from Wales, Clive Jackson from Shaftsbury, U.K., and Paul White from Weymouth, U.K. Darrel Stott from Revive All Ministries and Mary Glazier from Windwalkers International also will speak.

For more information, call 283-9452.

Matrix Church meets Sunday

The next Matrix Church meeting is planned for 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Peninsula Christian Center in Soldotna.

This month's theme centers on making right choices and following the right path. People are invited to join Matrix as the group explores life through special music, games, puppets, movie clips, a prize drawing and a visit from the "Crocodile Hunter."

Matrix Church has something for everyone and was designed for the enjoyment of adults, children and teens together.

All are invited to enjoy this unique event, especially parents with their children and grandparents with grandchildren. Pen-insula Christian Center is behind The Salvation Army store in Soldotna. For more information call 262-7416 or e-mail pencc@alaska.net.

Women's Bible study begins

Nikiski Women's Aglow will host a Beth Moore Bible study beginning Wednesday.

For 10 weeks, the group will meet Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. for praise and worship at the North Star Methodist Church.

For more information, call Bev at 776-8022 or Sharon at 776-5803.

Bible study starts Thursday

The Kenai First Baptist Church will conduct a Beth Moore Bible study, "When Godly People Do Ungodly Things," starting Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Child care will be provided. For more information, call Carole at 283-7772.

Clothes2Go open Wednesdays

The Inlet Faith formerly Aurora Heights Assembly of God Clothes2Go is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays to meet people's clothing needs. Clothes2Go is at the church on the corner of McGahan and Marie avenues, near Mile 27 of the Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski. For more information, call 776-8723.

College students' missions

convention draws 19,000

URBANA, Ill. Some 19,000 college students, young adults and others converged on the University of Illinois campus for five days to consider foreign missionary careers, hear inspirational speakers and study the Bible.

The event, one of the largest religious gatherings for North American college students, is held every three years by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, which has 810 chapters on U.S. campuses. It also is hosted by the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada.

InterVarsity said attendance was the most ethnically diverse since the first convention in 1948, with 39 percent of the students of nonwhite descent including international students and a record 1,074 black Americans.

Attendees were asked to sign cards pledging either openness to considering foreign missionary work or definite commitments to such careers.

If you have a public service announcement or upcoming function for your local church, fax your information to 283-3299 or e-mail it to clarion@alaska.net. For more information, call 283-7551.

The deadline for Friday submissions is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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